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SHARON — April showers bring May flowers, but the rain didn’t stop anyone from shopping for blooms and plants on Saturday morning, May 19, the garden-sale day of this year’s two-day Trade Secrets fundraiser for Women’s Support Services in Sharon.

The sale was followed with garden tours on Sunday, May 20.

Garden enthusiasts tore their attention away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to don raincoats and rubber boots for the buying at Trade Secrets, which featured vendors of plants and plant-related items from across New England...

Sharon

A literary superhero visits SCS

SHARON — How does a writer about superheroes become a superhero himself? Students at Sharon Center School learned how when they met successful author Marc Tyler Nobleman on Thursday, March 29, and heard about how he researches to dig out facts that would otherwise remain hidden. And then he writes about them.

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Health Quest makes plans to expand into Connecticut

SHARON — Tri-state area residents now have additional hospitals and care providers to choose from as Health Quest continues to grow. 
The New York-based nonprofit purchased Sharon Hospital in 2017, adding the Connecticut facility to its existing group, which includes Other Health Quest hospitals include Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y. 

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Egg scramble in Sharon

The question at the Sharon Day Care Center Easter egg hunt held Saturday, March 31, wasn’t so much where are the eggs but what’s in them.
 

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Combined Sharon budget rise under 3%

SHARON — The boards of education and selectmen presented their proposed budgets for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1, to the Sharon Board of Finance on Tuesday, March 20.

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Ordinance changes approved

SHARON — At a sparsely attended town meeting on March 23, Sharon residents voted unanimously to approve updates to town ordinances and to accept the town’s 2017 financial report.
Tom Casey was elected moderator of the meeting, which had drawn four residents and the three selectmen. Repealed were ordinances governing hawkers and door-to-door peddlers and the appointment of constables.

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Open for the season

Spring announces its arrival in the Northwest Corner by several methods, including the opening of seasonal gardening and farm markets. Charlie Paley with Renée Wilcox, answered detailed questions from shoppers at his eponymous Sharon market, which opened for the season on Saturday afternoon, March 24.
 

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New England’s sweet tradition

The Sharon Audubon Center held its annual Maple Fest on Saturday, March 17. Families toured the grounds and saw maple sap collected the old way, in metal buckets, and the new way, through plastic tubing. The tour ended with a visit to the sugar house, where everyone got a sample of the sweet sticky syrup. Bottles and jars of this year’s harvest are available at the center’s store. Audubon’s Wendy Miller fed wood to the fire.
 

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Sharon school budget is ready for review

SHARON — The Sharon Board of Education (BOE) approved a draft budget at its March 12 meeting, clearing the way for the plan to go to the Board of Finance for review on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Board Chairman Doug Cahill said, “The goal was to try to bring the increase as close to zero as possible. Because we are saving money this year, we are putting money into our capital improvements plan.” 

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A traditional meal of springtime

American Legion Post 126 in Sharon held its biggest food fundraiser of the year on Saturday, March 10. Organizer Ray Aakjar said that more than 265 corned beef dinners were served, including one to state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64).

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Snow Buddies

Now is the winter of our discontent …unless you’re made of snow, in which case you might be feeling as content as this guy, built and styled by John Baroody in Sharon and photographed by Cynthia Vannoy. Send us your best snowman — or snowwoman! — by sending your photo to editor@lakevillejournal.com.
 

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